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The Resource Wastelanding : legacies of uranium mining in Navajo country, Traci Brynne Voyles

Wastelanding : legacies of uranium mining in Navajo country, Traci Brynne Voyles

Label
Wastelanding : legacies of uranium mining in Navajo country
Title
Wastelanding
Title remainder
legacies of uranium mining in Navajo country
Statement of responsibility
Traci Brynne Voyles
Title variation
Legacies of uranium mining in Navajo country
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wastelanding tells the history of the uranium industry on Navajo land in the U.S. Southwest, asking why certain landscapes and the peoples who inhabit them come to be targeted for disproportionate exposure to environmental harm. Uranium mines and mills on the Navajo Nation land have long supplied U.S. nuclear weapons and energy programs. By 1942, mines on the reservation were the main source of uranium for the top-secret Manhattan Project. Today, the Navajo Nation is home to more than a thousand abandoned uranium sites. Radiation-related diseases are endemic, claiming the health and lives of former miners and nonminers alike. Traci Brynne Voyles argues that the presence of uranium mining on Diné (Navajo) land constitutes a clear case of environmental racism. Looking at discursive constructions of landscapes, she explores how environmental racism develops over time. For Voyles, the "wasteland," where toxic materials are excavated, exploited, and dumped, is both a racial and a spatial signifier that renders an environment and the bodies that inhabit it pollutable. Because environmental inequality is inherent in the way industrialism operates, the wasteland is the "other" through which modern industrialism is established. In examining the history of wastelanding in Navajo country, Voyles provides "an environmental justice history" of uranium mining, revealing how just as "civilization" has been defined on and through "savagery," environmental privilege is produced by portraying other landscapes as marginal, worthless, and pollutable
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Voyles, Traci Brynne
Dewey number
979.1004/9726
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.N3
LC item number
V69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 H-590
  • WA 788
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Navajo Indians
  • Navajo Indians
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • Radiation
  • Navajo Indian Reservation
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Uranium
  • Mining
  • Miners
  • Minority Health
  • Indians, North American
  • History, 20th Century
  • Southwestern United States
  • HISTORY
  • SCIENCE
  • Navajo Indians
  • Navajo Indians
  • Radiation
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • Uranium mines and mining
  • New Southwest
  • United States
  • Gender & Ethnic Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Ethnic & Race Studies
Label
Wastelanding : legacies of uranium mining in Navajo country, Traci Brynne Voyles
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: In search of treasure -- Introduction: Sacrificial land -- Empty except for Indians : early impressions of Navajo rangeland -- Prospecting for magic ore in America's new frontier -- Cowboys and Indians in Navajo country -- Hot spots: justice, power, and gender in the radioactive present -- Monsters and mountains: competing geographies of uranium -- The big hurt: boom and bust on contested ground -- Conclusion. Zombie mines: the future of uranium and Native sovereignty
Control code
908839613
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452944487
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14zq6xn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908839613
Label
Wastelanding : legacies of uranium mining in Navajo country, Traci Brynne Voyles
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: In search of treasure -- Introduction: Sacrificial land -- Empty except for Indians : early impressions of Navajo rangeland -- Prospecting for magic ore in America's new frontier -- Cowboys and Indians in Navajo country -- Hot spots: justice, power, and gender in the radioactive present -- Monsters and mountains: competing geographies of uranium -- The big hurt: boom and bust on contested ground -- Conclusion. Zombie mines: the future of uranium and Native sovereignty
Control code
908839613
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452944487
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14zq6xn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908839613

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